We welcome you to our 2-year MSc program Applied Geosciences at KIT.

You can choose in our applied Master program from three profiles according to your interests:

  • ERS (Sustainable Energy, Raw Materials & Storage)
  • HYDRO-ING (Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology)
  • MiG (Mineralogy and Geochemistry)

Since the establishment of the Karlsruhe University in 1825, Applied Geosciences has continuously contributed to the further development of KIT in research and teaching. At Germany's oldest University of Technology, we focus on the sustainable use of the environment, above and underground.

Our applied study program is hosted within the Engineering Faculty of Construction-Geo-Environment.


Degree Master of Science
Standard study period 4 Semester (2 years, 120 ECTS)
MSc profiles
Language of instruction is English
  • Sustainable Energy-Resources-Storage (ERS): Entry English B2 proficiency (German high school diploma (Abitur) level)
Language of instruction is German
  • Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology: German proficiency  
  • Mineralogy and Geochemistry - MiG: German  proficiency
What is a B2 English proficiency?

  • A German high school diploma (Abitur) with a basic course in English, or
  • Test of English as Foreign Language (TOEFL) with at least 90 points in the internet-based test or
  • IELTS with an overall score of at least 6.5 and no Section under 5.5 or
  • University of Cambridge Certificate in Advanced English (CAE) or
  • University of Cambridge Certificate of Proficiency in English (CPE)
  • UNIcert at least level II.
  • See also statutes for access to the MSc AGW

Module handbook (MHB)

SPO 2021 in English: MHB WS22/23

Examination regulations (SPO)


Admission not restricted. Please refer to the Int'l Office (admission contact) for further infomation, regular start of MSc is the winter term (additional legal text (in German))
Submission deadline for international incomings, submission deadline for the winter term (starting in October) is mid-July that year
Archive older MHBs and SPOs


General schedules:

1. semester MSc

2. semester MSc

3. semester MSc

Profil schedules:

ERS WS 22/23


MiG WS 22/23

You at KIT!

You are welcome to join Applied Geosciences at KIT University of Excellence, one of the few Institutes in Germany that reach top positions in international rankings.

Here at one of the largest technical research institutions in Europe, you are offered excellent training and will get to know your lecturers in person.

Karlsruhe, one of the sunniest cities in Southwest Germany, offers you a high quality of life in one of the economically strongest regions in Europe. 

Applied Geosciences contribute to the applied themes of energy, storage, groundwater and raw materials. The innovative environment of KIT enables you to progress your career in industry and research.

Together we develop sustainable solutions for global challenges!

Our Profiles in the Master Applied Geosciences @KIT

Our MSc program in Applied Geosciences has three different profiles: ERS on the topics of Sustainable Energy, Raw Materials and Storage; HYDRO-ING on Engineering Geology and Hydrogeology; and MiG on Mineralogy and Geochemistry. The MSc ERS is a full program offered in English.

Our students on a field trip to Iceland.

We teach what we research and research what we teach: In GeoEnergy on the production of geothermal energy and chemical energy sources such as hydrogen towards CO2-free energies, in Groundwater on sustainable water management, in Raw Materials (metals, minerals) on the resources to supply  renewable energies, battery storage and industrial products, in Storage on water dams and large subsurface facilities for heat, cold, chemical energy sources, hydropower, greenhouse gases (CCS) and other repositories.

AGW-Professoren 2019

Our professors.

Your future begins with us.

Your commitment and our applied focus will qualify you for jobs in industry, the service sector, public administration, and for an academic career (doctorate). KIT as University of Excellence offers excellent research infrastructures in the Helmholtz Association. And our Faculty of Civil Engineering, Geo- and Environmental Sciences enables you to shape your future.